Valentin is a Counsel at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in Paris. He joined the international tax department of the firm in December 2006 as a transfer pricing specialist. As such, he is used to providing advice in relation to the design of transfer pricing policies, for instance, in the framework of supply chain reorganisations. He also devotes significant time to tax audit settlements. Part of his activity is devoted to transfer pricing issues in Africa.
In 2009 and 2010, he was seconded to a client on a part time basis to prepare and deploy the group's transfer pricing policies, in coordination with the Group Tax Director.
Since 2013, he has been coordinating the initiatives of the CMS network's Global Transfer Pricing Group. He has organised and led several trainings for CMS tax lawyers. He regularly participates in the definition of the content and writing of the Transfer Pricing Group's publications such as tax alerts or newsletters.
Furthermore, he has co-written several CMS and CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats contributions to the OECD in the framework of answers to call for comments. He also participates regularly in the preparation and publication of articles on transfer pricing.
In addition, Valentin organises and leads conferences such as the CMS Annual Tax Conference. He also frequently delivers training courses for professionals in France.
Valentin graduated from Paris 2 – Panthéon-Assas University (Master Degree in Business Law in 2003), Lille University (Master 2 in Business Tax Law in 2004) and EDHEC Business School (Master in Management in 2006). He is an attorney at law at the Hauts-de-Seine Bar.
A French native, Valentin is fluent in English.
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